April 21, 2015

Elsewhere, NY takes a Gold Remi at WorldFest in Houston

I'm very proud to announce that Elsewhere, NY took the Gold Remi for Experimental Feature Film at the 48th WorldFest in Houston, TX this past weekend.

Fiona Graham was also nominated for her role as Christine in the movie, so again, huge congratulations are in order.

We'll be bringing more news on Jeffrey P. Nesker's feature debut over the coming months, but in the meanwhile, I'm just glad to see the little movie doing big things.

March 05, 2015

Elsewhere, NY: Official Selection for WorldFest Houston 2015

Fresh off the back of the successful US premiere at Cinequest Film Festival 2015, we're excited to announce that Elsewhere, NY has been selected for WorldFest Houston 2015.

Details of the screenings are yet to be released, but the festival runs from April 10-19 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Obviously, we're all really proud of Jeffrey P. Nesker's debut feature, and we're glad to see the film doing so well for itself.

February 20, 2015

Elsewhere, NY: Cast and Crew Interviews

With Cinequest Film Festival right around the corner, myself and the rest of the team behind Elsewhere, NY have been fortunate to be interviewed for the awesome Popcorn and Vodka film blog.

Check out interviews with the film's director, Jeffrey P. Nesker, myself and actors Gillian Leigh Visco, Andrew Leland Rogers, Andrew Ruth and Fiona Graham. The links are below. Huge thanks to Popcorn and Vodka for featuring everybody also - it really is a cool site, and there are a whole bunch filmmakers being featured there, so go check it out.

Of course, if you're at the festival, be sure to come say hi - I know we're all excited to meet as many folks as we can.
Oh, and here's that trailer again.

February 17, 2015

Elsewhere, NY: New Trailer

Ahead of it's US premiere at Cinequest later this month, we're really excited to share with you the newest trailer for Elsewhere, NY. Watch, love and share. You know the drill.

Featuring the track Foxtrot from the album Little Creatures by Vast Robot Armies (released on March 3 2015)

February 10, 2015

Luna Park Wins Viewer Choice at LAIFF Awards

Late last summer I went to Coney Island and shot a small film with Fiona Graham and Freddie Connor.

It was one of those sticky hot New York days, where the sea breeze offers only the slightest respite. As we walked along the boardwalk, myself doing triple-duty on sound, camera and direction, I knew I had to lean back and just let these guys do their thing. hoping that we wouldn't all fall apart under the beating sun. As it was, I had nothing to worry about.

Luna Park follows Carly and Jimmy as they reconnect after 13 years apart. Jimmy's going through a divorce, whilst Carly has left her old London life far behind. As the two spend a day together, hanging out amongst the tourists and funfair rides, it's soon clear that old feelings are coming back, and that maybe, just maybe, the past can wash away in the tide.

Well, less than six months since we shot the movie, I'm really happy to announce that the film took the Viewer's Choice prize at LAIFF Awards this past weekend, out in Los Angeles. Getting a prize is always an awesome feeling of course, but when that's down to people voting for the movie, well, it's all the sweeter.

Much love to everyone who voted, and indeed, to the team who helped not only get the film put together, but also out into the world.

Here's to a few more screenings of our little movie, which I hope you'll all be seeing real soon.

January 28, 2015

Elsewhere, NY: Official Selection for Cinequest Film Festival 2015

Big news on Elsewhere, NY as we announce our selection for Cinequest Film Festival 2015.

Taking place in Silicon Valley from February 24th through till March 8th, Cinequest is among the best film festivals on the west coast and I'm very excited this will be our US premiere.

The film, directed by Jeffrey P Nesker, written by myself, stars Gillian Leigh Visco as Steph, a fresh-in-NYC young woman, who has a intoxicating one night stand with Todd, played by Andrew Ruth.

Fast forward two years, and new boyfriend, Ethan - Andrew Leland Rogers making his feature debut - has a new roommate to introduce to Steph - Todd.

As the story unfolds, it's Steph has to navigate her feelings and the advice of best friend Christine, played by Fiona Graham, in working out just what she wants from her life.

There are three screenings of the film - February 26, March 1 and March 4. If you're going to be in attendance at Cinequest, it'd be great to say hello. You can find out more on the festival itself here, and the film Elsewhere, NY over at the official site.

As the writer and producer of the movie, I'm extremely excited to see it going on such a journey, and I'll also be posting to the Cinema Zero blog throughout my time there. I'm hoping to even get a podcast up as well, so stay tuned for that.

January 08, 2015

Luna Park: LAIFF Awards

Luna Park, the short film I made late last summer, is currently available to watch and vote for over at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFF) site.

The story follows Jimmy (played by Freddie Connor, who also produced) as he reconnects with his ex-girlfriend Carly (played by Fiona Graham) 13 years after they last spoke. As they wander along the Coney Island boardwalk, they reminisce on days past, slowly slipping back to a rhythm they both understand.

LAIFF represents the first outing for the movie as it begins its festival run, so be sure to catch it early and don't forget to cast your vote for the movie ahead of its LA screening on February 7th.